Holiday Hygiene Habits for Teeth

The holidays are busy, fun, and right around the corner! Check to see if you are following these principles to make sure you have a tooth-healthy holiday season. Brush: Remember, you should brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush that is no more than 3-4 months old. If your… Read more »

All About the Brush

Your brushing habits are only as good as the toothbrush you are using. If the brush is frayed or worn out, it will be ineffective. If it is old, it will likely be full of bacteria and needs to be replaced.   Taking care of your toothbrush starts with having the right brush in the… Read more »

Protecting Your Gums

Many adults in the United States have gum disease. Although it may be painless at first, if it is not treated, you can lose your teeth along with the mass in your jaw. There can also be serious complications for other systems in your body such as your respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Some of the… Read more »

Chronic Periodontal Health Problems Can Eventually Lead to Tooth Loss and Medical Complications

Plaque buildup and residual food particles that collect on your teeth near the gumline can gradually start to harden into tartar. This bacterial substance greatly increases your chances of developing gum inflammation and periodontal health problems. These needless conditions have become surprisingly common. In fact, The American Dental Association has estimated that nearly a third… Read more »

A Cavity on a Molar or Premolar Might Be Treatable with an Amalgam Dental Filling

The premolars and molars in the back of your mouth play a very important role in biting off tough foods, while also performing the function of chewing and grinding. These teeth also tend to have pits and fissures in the textures of the tooth enamel. If these areas trap bacterial deposits, it could cause a… Read more »

Dental Crown Secrets for a Healthy Smile

Are you aware that dental crowns can restore teeth that are broken into bits? If there is enough tooth left surviving, a dental crown can mold the damaged bits back together to form the basis of a solid and sturdy tooth that looks and functions as a tooth should. Dental crowns can also be used… Read more »

Oral Health Services: Dental Erosion Treatments

Guard your tooth enamel against dental erosion by taking the necessary steps to stop harmful acids from attacking your teeth. Although brushing and flossing habits are useful, some types of toothpaste can be too abrasive and damage your teeth if your teeth are already in a sensitive state due to acidic damage, so do not… Read more »

Keep Your Oral Health in Tip-Top Shape by Avoiding Oral Injury

If you’re not careful, you can suffer an oral injury. This is quite common for babies who are learning to walk, kids who are participating in harmful activities, and people who play high-contact sports. Oral injuries can be painful and quite terrifying. If you ever suffer an injury, it’s best to stay calm. Dr. has… Read more »

Denture Adhesive Can Help Address Problems with Oral Atrophy

Dentures are often an effective way to replace the function of your missing or compromised teeth. If you suffered from periodontal health problems in the past, you might have lost some bone structure in your mouth. As time goes on, you might gradually start to experience symptoms of oral atrophy. As this starts to happen,… Read more »

Keys to Tooth Extraction Recovery

If you wish to have the best chance of a successful and speedy tooth extraction recovery, it is important to set a plan in place for treatment before and after the surgery. Listed below are keys to tooth extraction recovery: – Do not attempt to drink or eat anything until your anesthesia has completely diminished,… Read more »